LAREDO, Texas., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Former NBA player Robert Horry stopped by Laredo on Tuesday to give 250 students basketball tips and to help the BBVA Compass Foundation present a $15,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Laredo.
The Boys & Girls Clubs will use the donation to host 600 children at its holiday parties and also to buy supplies and equipment for its learning centers.
"At BBVA Compass, our mission is to work for a better future for all people and that starts with children," said Susana Valencia, BBVA Compass Laredo city president. "We support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Laredo because they are helping to develop and prepare our leaders of tomorrow."
Hector Noyola, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Laredo's executive director, and Assistant Executive Director Kevin Lopez accepted the check from Valencia.
"We are wholeheartedly grateful to BBVA Compass for making the Christmas holidays happy and memorable for our members," Noyola said. "The bank's leaders agree with our beliefs that ‛great futures start here.'"
James Notzon, a BBVA Compass Wealth Management and Boys & Girls Clubs of Laredo board president, also attended the check presentation at the organization's offices.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Laredo is a city-wide network with four facilities in Laredo. The clubs, known as "The Positive Place for Kids," serve more than 35,000 young people. They provide guidance-oriented, character development programs conducted by a full-time trained staff.
About BBVA Group
BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a solid position in Spain, is the largest financial institution in Mexico, and has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States. Its diversified business is geared toward high-growth markets and relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. BBVA ranks among the leading eurozone banks in terms of return on equity and efficiency. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies best practices. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at www.bbva.com.
About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 709 branches, including 368 in Texas, 93 in Alabama, 79 in Arizona, 65 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 21 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 20 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading Small Business Administration lenders and ranked third in American Banker's 2012 reputation study of the leading 30 banks in the U.S. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at www.bbvacompass.com.
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